Thursday, April 4, 2013

Kix Krispies Treats

Remember how I was totally going to be all creative and stuff and make these super cutie eggs for the little monkeys at church?  Because nothing says Easter like high fructose corn syrup and the babysitter blatantly bribing you into liking her (ps-it's working).  However, I went to several places, and apparently one cannot buy Rice Krispie's in my neighborhood on the day before Easter.  So I got Kix instead.  And then made them in a pan with chocolate chips because I was lazy and didn't feel like going to yet another store to find those little plastic eggs.  However, the kids seemed unconcerned and ate them anyways, with the exception of the one who doesn't eat chocolate chips unless they're in mint chocolate chip ice cream. 

The overall process of making cereal treats is pretty easy.  You just melt butter and marshmallows together, then add the cereal and anything else you'd like to mix it and spread it into the pan.  Honestly, the hardest part is washing the marshmallow goo out of the pot.

4 Tablespoons of Butter (that's half a stick)
1 Bag Marshmallows
6 Cups Cereal
Whatever other stuff you want to add

Melt the butter in a large pot.  When choosing your pot, keeping in mind that you're adding everything to it, so it should be large.  I often forget this part and then have to do some kind of awkward transfer thing halfway through and more dishes.  Don't be like me.

After the butter is melted, add the bag of marshmallows.  Heat them on medium heat, stirring occasionally, until they are melted.

After the marshmallows are completely melted, add in your cereal.  Since I could find the traditional Rice Krispies, I went with Kix.  They're essentially the same, just different shapes.  However, for the sugary cereal lovers out there, anything would work.

Take this off of the heat and stir to combine.  There will be little spider web looking things, that's melted sugar, not cobwebs. 

If you're adding in other stuff, now is the time to do that.  You can add whatever you want.  I found some chocolate chips, so I added those.  I think I used around a cup?  I didn't measure. 

Now, all that's left is to spread them into a pan.  For the love of all that is good, grease the ish out of that thing before you add the treats to it.  If you don't, it will stick like crazy.  Marshmallows are sticky.

Cut and enjoy! 

In other news, my new camera came.  So soon there will be better pictures here!  Hopefully I will look like less of a goober in at least one of them.


  1. thanks for this post. i made these over the weekend. split the recipe in half (cause of my small pot). Half got an extra cup of apple jacks, and the other got frosted flakes. just enough to add a different color/texture/sweetness, but not enough to be overpowering.

    1. Great idea on the Apple Jacks, I will definitely have to try that sometime.
      Thanks for reading!

  2. how long do we cook the entire thing for?

  3. I'm excited to try these. Our food sensitivities take rice out and I've missed krispie treats. This is happening for Christmas Eve munching!! Thanks

  4. I gained years back from a relative that most skillet will do well. instant pot